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Post by sassy on Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:58 am

Damian Green describes development in the labour market as 'exciting'

Jobs of the future may not have stable hours, holiday pay, sick pay, or pensions, the Work and Pensions Secretary has said.
Damian Green described the trend in employment practices towards the so-called “gig economy” as “exciting” and said the changes had “huge potential”.
The Cabinet minister’s endorsement of the approach comes a month after an employment tribunal found that drivers for the Uber car service should in fact get the minimum wage and paid holiday. The tribunal dismissed the taxi company’s claim that its drivers were in fact self–employed and not entitled to these rights.

Mr Green said in a speech at the Reform think-tank on Wednesday morning: “Just a few years ago the idea of a proper job meant a job that brings in a fixed monthly salary, with fixed hours, paid holidays, sick pay, a pension scheme and other contractual benefits.
“But the gig economy has changed all that. We’ve seen the rise of the everyday entrepreneur. People now own their time and control who receives their services and when.
“They can pick and mix their employers, their hours, their offices, their holiday patterns. This is one of the most significant developments in the labour market. The potential is huge and the change is exciting.”
He said the Government had launched the Taylor Review into employment practices to make sure that “employment rights keep up with employment practices”.
He also used the speech to argue that the private sector and voluntary sector should be more involved in the provision of welfare services.

“The Government is a necessary, but not sufficient provider of welfare,” he said.
The minister made a small concession to critics of the Government’s benefit sanctions system, announcing that he would extend hardship payments available to sanctioned people to a wider group.

The “gig economy” is the idea that technological change will make stable jobs less prevalent and that more people will instead work a number of casual “gigs” as a self-employed person.
A significant growth in the numbers of people self-employed in recent years has however been accompanied by falling incomes for self-employed people.
Labour has called for the judgment that Uber drivers are in fact employees to be enshrined in law so that other workers with similar working arrangements cannot be denied paid holidays or the minimum wage. Uber is appealing the judgment.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dwp-gig-economy-damian-green-speech-holiday-minimum-wage-sick-pay-hours-a7421071.html


Totally regressive, peddling backwards as fast as they can.  A Tory MP was cheering the HOC this week when he said the Government should think about people having to pay for their health care.

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Post by Lord Foul on Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:27 am

scrat wrote:
sassy wrote:Damian Green describes development in the labour market as 'exciting'

Jobs of the future may not have stable hours, holiday pay, sick pay, or pensions, the Work and Pensions Secretary has said.
Damian Green described the trend in employment practices towards the so-called “gig economy” as “exciting” and said the changes had “huge potential”.
The Cabinet minister’s endorsement of the approach comes a month after an employment tribunal found that drivers for the Uber car service should in fact get the minimum wage and paid holiday. The tribunal dismissed the taxi company’s claim that its drivers were in fact self–employed and not entitled to these rights.

Mr Green said in a speech at the Reform think-tank on Wednesday morning: “Just a few years ago the idea of a proper job meant a job that brings in a fixed monthly salary, with fixed hours, paid holidays, sick pay, a pension scheme and other contractual benefits.
“But the gig economy has changed all that. We’ve seen the rise of the everyday entrepreneur. People now own their time and control who receives their services and when.
“They can pick and mix their employers, their hours, their offices, their holiday patterns. This is one of the most significant developments in the labour market. The potential is huge and the change is exciting.”
He said the Government had launched the Taylor Review into employment practices to make sure that “employment rights keep up with employment practices”.
He also used the speech to argue that the private sector and voluntary sector should be more involved in the provision of welfare services.

“The Government is a necessary, but not sufficient provider of welfare,” he said.
The minister made a small concession to critics of the Government’s benefit sanctions system, announcing that he would extend hardship payments available to sanctioned people to a wider group.

The “gig economy” is the idea that technological change will make stable jobs less prevalent and that more people will instead work a number of casual “gigs” as a self-employed person.
A significant growth in the numbers of people self-employed in recent years has however been accompanied by falling incomes for self-employed people.
Labour has called for the judgment that Uber drivers are in fact employees to be enshrined in law so that other workers with similar working arrangements cannot be denied paid holidays or the minimum wage. Uber is appealing the judgment.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dwp-gig-economy-damian-green-speech-holiday-minimum-wage-sick-pay-hours-a7421071.html


Totally regressive, peddling backwards as fast as they can.  A Tory MP was cheering the HOC this week when he said the Government should think about people having to pay for their health care.
They'll take us back to feudalism!

which is OK......IF of course one just happens to be lord of the manor....otherwise you are screwed..

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Post by sassy on Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:02 am

Lord Foul wrote:
scrat wrote:
They'll take us back to feudalism!

which is OK......IF of course one just happens to be lord of the manor....otherwise you are screwed..


That's the whole point isn't isn't it.   The sick fucks in this Government see themselves as Lord of the Manor types and can't wait to keep the serfs under.   Unfortunately, there are so many that cap doff and arse lick who will help them.   Never have Robert Tressell's words been more apt.


“Poverty is not caused by men and women getting married; it's not caused by machinery; it's not caused by "over-production"; it's not caused by drink or laziness; and it's not caused by "over-population". It's caused by Private Monopoly. That is the present system. They have monopolized everything that it is possible to monopolize; they have got the whole earth, the minerals in the earth and the streams that water the earth. The only reason they have not monopolized the daylight and the air is that it is not possible to do it. If it were possible to construct huge gasometers and to draw together and compress within them the whole of the atmosphere, it would have been done long ago, and we should have been compelled to work for them in order to get money to buy air to breathe. And if that seemingly impossible thing were accomplished tomorrow, you would see thousands of people dying for want of air - or of the money to buy it - even as now thousands are dying for want of the other necessities of life. You would see people going about gasping for breath, and telling each other that the likes of them could not expect to have air to breathe unless the had the money to pay for it. Most of you here, for instance, would think and say so. Even as you think at present that it's right for so few people to own the Earth, the Minerals and the Water, which are all just as necessary as is the air. In exactly the same spirit as you now say: "It's Their Land," "It's Their Water," "It's Their Coal," "It's Their Iron," so you would say "It's Their Air," "These are their gasometers, and what right have the likes of us to expect them to allow us to breathe for nothing?" And even while he is doing this the air monopolist will be preaching sermons on the Brotherhood of Man; he will be dispensing advice on "Christian Duty" in the Sunday magazines; he will give utterance to numerous more or less moral maxims for the guidance of the young. And meantime, all around, people will be dying for want of some of the air that he will have bottled up in his gasometers. And when you are all dragging out a miserable existence, gasping for breath or dying for want of air, if one of your number suggests smashing a hole in the side of one of th gasometers, you will all fall upon him in the name of law and order, and after doing your best to tear him limb from limb, you'll drag him, covered with blood, in triumph to the nearest Police Station and deliver him up to "justice" in the hope of being given a few half-pounds of air for your trouble.
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Post by sassy on Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:21 am

Yep, and even back in 1914 they were saying poverty was caused by over population - 'and it's not caused by "over-population"

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:31 pm

         TYPICAL TORY FUCKFEST,  that Corporation_dick_sucking farce being expressed in the O/P by a Tory cocksucking gov't 'Secretary'...
(And never forgetting that current governments in Australia, NZ, USA, and many other countries are also peddling similar already-long-disproven "free market"/"trickle down" policies..).

He finds it "exciting" and having "lots of potential.." that workers are increasingly losing jobs, losing hours, seeing employment increasingly 'casualised' with less rights, reduced conditions, decreasing workplace and environmental protections --  with four or five jobseekers out there for every job vacancy..

Big business likes it because they can play off desperate workers against one another, driving down wages while always increasing prices for their products and services..        

Conservative guvm'nts like it, because they are owned by big business and their financiers --and see the workers, the unemployed, the disabled and aged pensioners as their 'natural enemies',  only fit as factory fodder and cannon fodder.

How will those big bosses, and their corporate lobbyists and political lackeys,  react when workers can no longer afford to buy houses, pay rent, find transport to work, or afford healthcover and education ?     Who will they then attempt to blame,  for the coming economic messes they are creating in the here and now  ?        

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